Faculty Profile

Dr. Joseph DeRose, M.D.

Joseph DeRose, M.D.

Professor, Department of Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery

Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center, Moses & Weiler Divisions, Department of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery

Professional Interests

 My primary research focus is in the area of minimally invasive and robotic surgery. 

Selected Publications

1.      DeRose JJ, Jr, Banas JS, Jr, Winters SL. Current perspectives on sudden death in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases 1994;36(6):475-84. 1994.

 2.      DeRose JJ, Jr, Argenziano M, Sun BC, Reemtsma K, Oz MC, Rose EA. Implantable left ventricular assist devices: An evolving long-term cardiac replacement strategy. Ann Surg 1997;226:461-70.

 3.      DeRose JJ, Jr., Argenziano M, El-Amir N, Jellen PA, Gorenstien LA, Steinglass KM, Thomashow  B and Ginsburg ME. Lung reduction surgery and resection of pulmonary nodules in patients with severe emphysema. Ann Thorac Surg 1998;65:314-318.

 4.   DeRose JJ, Jr., Umana JP, Madigan JM, Sun BC, Jarvik R, Klinger J, Rose EA, Oz MC. Mechanical unloading with a miniature axial flow pump as an alternative to cardiopulmonary bypass. ASAIO Journal 1997;43:M421-M426.

 5.     DeRose JJ, Jr., Madigan JD, Umana JP, Prystowsky JH, Nowygrod R, Oz MC, and Todd GJ. Retinoic acid suppresses intimal hyperplasia and inhibits vessesl remodeling following arterial injury. Cardiovascular Surgery 1999;7(6):633-39.

 6.  DeRose JJ, Jr., Oz MC. The evaluation of emerging trends in mechanical circulatory assist devices. Current Opinions in Critical Care 1997;3(5):379-85.

 7.     DeRose JJ, Jr., Umana JP, Argenziano M, Gardocki MT, Catanese KA, Flannery MA, Levin HR, Sun BC, Rose EA, and Oz M. Improved results for postcardiotomy cardiogenic shock using implantable left ventricular assist devices. Ann Thorac Surg 1997;64:1757-63.

8.   DeRose JJ, Jr, Argenziano M, Umana JP, Catanese KA, Gardocki MT, Flannery M, Levin H, Rose EA, and Oz MC. Implantable left ventricular assist devices provide an excellent outpatient bridge to transplantation and recovery. J Am Coll Cardiol 1997;30(7):1773-1777.

9.      DeRose JJ, Jr., Madigan JD, Umana JP, Prystowsky JH, Nowygrod R, Oz MC, and Todd GJ. Retinoic acid suppresses intimal hyperplasia and inhibits vessesl remodeling following arterial injury. Surgical Forum 1997;Vol XLVII:425-6. 

10.  DeRose JJ, Jr., Diamond S, and Bergman K. Spontaneous intramural duodenal hematoma in a patient with Glanzmann’s thrombasthenia. J of Ped Surg 1997;32:1341-43. 

11.   DeRose JJ, Jr., Oz MC. Surgical alternatives to transplantation and assist devices in the treatment of heart failure. Curr Cardiol Reports 2000; 2(6):564-571.

12.   DeRose JJ, Jr., Corda R, Dische R, Eleazar J, Mosca RS. Isolated left ventricular ischemia following the Norwood procedure. Ann Thorac Surg 2002 73: 657-659. 

13.   DeRose JJ, Jr., Safavi A, Connery C, Swistel DG, Ashton RC, Jr. Mediastinal mass evaluation using advanced robotic techniques. Ann Thorac Surg 2003;75:571-3.  

14.  DeRose JJ, Jr. Comment: Smooth muscle cell hypertrophy of renal cortex arteries with chronic continuous flow left ventricular assist. Ann Thorac Surg 2003;75:183. 

15.  DeRose JJ, Jr., Ashton, RC, Jr., Belsley S, Swistel DG, Vloka M, Ehlert F, Shaw R, Sackner-Bernstein J, Hillel Z, Steinberg JS. Robotically-assisted left ventricular epicardial lead implantation for biventricular pacing. J Am Coll Cardiol 2003;41:1414-9.

16.   DeRose JJ, Jr., Belsley S, Swistel DG, Shaw R, Ashton RC, Jr. Robotically-assisted left ventricular epicardial lead implantation for biventricular pacing: The posterior approach. Ann Thorac Surg 2004; 77: 1472-1474.

17.  DeRose JJ, Jr., Martin EC, Ashton RC, Jr., Belsley S, Swistel DG, Todd GJ. Antegrade endovascular repair of a coarctation- associated aneurysm through an upper hemisternotomy. Ann Thorac Surg 2004;78:e28-29.

18.  DeRose JJ, Jr., Ashton RC, Jr., Steinberg JS. Response to letter to the editor “Robot Schmobot”. J Am Coll Cardiol 2003;43:1532-33.

19.  DeRose JJ, Jr.,  Toumpoulis IK, Balaram SK, Ioannidis JP, Anagnostopoulos CE, Ashton, RC, Swistel DG. Preoperative prediction of long-term survival following coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with low ventricular function (<25%).  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg; 2005;129:314-21.

20.  DeRose JJ, Jr., Kypson AP. Robotic arrhythmia surgery and resynchronization. Am J Surg 2004;188(4A suppl 1):104S-111S.

21.   DeRose JJ, Jr., Balaram SK, Ro C, Swistel DG, Singh V, Willentz J, Todd GJ, Ashton RC, Jr. Mid-term results and patient perceptions of  robotically-assisted coronary artery bypass grafting. Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery 2005;4:406-11.

22.  DeRose JJ, Jr., Balaram SK, Ro C, Swistel DG, Steinberg JS, Joshi S, Ashton RC, Jr. Midterm follow-up of robotic biventricular pacing demonstrates excellent lead stability and improved response rates. Innovations 2006;2:105-110.

23.   Toumpoulis IK, Anagnostopoulos CE, Swistel DG, DeRose JJ. Does EuroSCORE predict length of stay and specific postoperative complications after cardiac surgery. Eur J. Cardiothorac Surg 2005;27:128-33.

24.  Steinberg JS, DeRose JJ, Jr. The rationale for non-transvenous biventricular pacing.  PACE 2003;26:2211-2. 

25.  Lee MS, Wilentz JR, Raj R, Makkar RR, Singh V, Nero T, Swistel D, Belsley SJ, Simon C, Rametta S, DeRose J. Hybrid revascularization using percutaneous coronary intervention and robotically-assisted minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass surgery. J of Invasive Cardiology 2004;16:419-25

26.  Ashton RC, Jr., McGinnis K, Connery CP, Swistel DG, Ewing DR, DeRose JJ, Jr. Totally endoscopic robotic thymectomy for myasthenia gravis. Ann Thorac Surg 2003;75:569-71.

27.   Ashton RC Jr, Connery CP, Swistel DG, DeRose JJ Jr. Robotic-assisted lobectomy. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2003; 126:292-3.

28.   D’Souza MG, Swistel DG, El Kamar, DeRose JJ, Jr. Hypereosinophilic thrombus causing aortic stenosis and myocardial infarction. Ann Thorac Surg 2003;76:1725-6.

29.  Todd GJ, DeRose JJ, Jr. Retroperitoneal approach for repair of inflammatory aortic aneurysms. Annals of Vascular Surgery 1995;9;525-34. 

30.  Allen GM, DeRose JJ. Resection of pulmonary nodules in conjunction with lung volume reduction surgery. AORN Journal 1997;66(5):808-18.

31.   Joshi S, Steinberg JS, Ashton RC, Jr., Balaram S, Fischer A, DeRose JJ, Jr. Follow-up of robotically assisted left ventricular epicardial leads for cardiac resynchronization therapy. J Am Coll Cardiol 2005;46:2358-9.

32.  Toumpoulis IK, Anagnostopoulos, Balaram SK, Rokkas CK, Swistel DG, Ashton RC, Jr., DeRose JJ, Jr. Assessment of independent predictors for long-term mortality between women and men after coronary artery bypass grafting: Are women different from men. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2006

33.  Toumpoulis IK, Anagnostopoulous CE, Shennib H, DeRose JJ, Swistel DG. Influences of innovative techniques on mid-term results in patients with minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass and off-pump coronary artery bypass. Heart Surg Forum 2004;7:31-36. 

34.    Umana JP, DeRose JJ, Choudhri AF, Madigan JD, Spanier TS, Nahar T, Mihalatos M, Homma S, Lotvin A, Dickstein M, Sun BC, Oz MC. “Bow-tie” mitral valve repair successfully addresses subvalvular dysfunction during ischemic mitral regurgitation. Surgical Forum 1997;Vol XLVII:279-80. 

35.  Argenziano M, Oz MC, DeRose JJ, Ashton RC, Dimitui J, Beck J, Wang F, Rose EA, Chitwood WR, Nifong LW, Smith CR. Totally endoscopic atrial septal defect repair utilizing robotic assistance. Heart Surgery Forum, 2002;5:1-4. 

36.  Argenziano M, DeRose JJ, Oz MC, Rose EA. Treatment of endstage heart disease with mechanical circulatory assistance. Jpn Circ J 1997;61:887-892. 

37.  Todd GJ, DeRose JJ, Martin EC. Complementary surgical/ interventional techniques for nonresective management of “inoperable” aneurysms- A second look. Ann Vasc Surg 1998 12(3):248-54. 

38.  Chen JM, DeRose JJ, Slater JP, Spanier TB, Dewey TM, Cullinane S, Catanese KA, Flannery MA, Oz MC. Improved survival rates support left ventricular assist device implantation early after myocardial infarction. J Am Coll Cardiol 1999; 33(7):1903-8. 

39.  Umana JP, Salehizadeh B, DeRose JJ, Nahar T, Lotvin A, Homma S, Oz MC. “Bow-tie” mitral valve repair: An adjuvant technique for mitral regurgitation. Ann Thorac Surg 1998;66:1640-6. 

40.  Beck JR, Mongero LB, Kroslowitz RM, Choudhri AF, Chen JM, DeRose JJ, Argenziano M, Smerling AJ, Oz MC. Inhaled nitric oxide improves hemodynamics in patients with acute pulmonary hypertension after high risk cardiac surgery. Perfusion 1999; 14(1):37-42. 

41.  Yano OJ, Dickstein ML, Burkhoff D, Kohmoto T, Baradarian R, DeRose J, Spotnitz HM, Smith CR. Right ventricular performance and pulmonary arterial coupling improve following lung transplantation in pulmonary hypertension. Surgical Forum 1995;66:249-51.  

42.  Chen JM, Spanier TB, Dewey TM, DeRose JJ, Catanese KA, Flannery M, Oz MC.  Ambulatory circulatory assist devices for end-stage congestive heart failure.  Coronary Artery Disease 1999.

43.  Toumpoulis IK, Anagnostopoulos CE, Katritsis DG, Shennib H, DeRose JJ, Swsitel DG. Influence of innovative techniques on midterm results in patients with minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass and off-pump coronary artery bypass. Heart Surg Forum 2003;7(1):e27-e32.

44.  Toumpoulis IK,  Anagnostopoulos CE, DeRose JJ, Swistel DG. European system for cardiac operative risk evaluation predicts long-term survival in patients with coronary artery bypass grafting. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2004;25:51-8.

45.  Siminelakis S, Anagnostopoulos CE, Toumpoulis IK, DeRose JJ, Katritsis D, Swistel D. What is the mortality and recuperative difference of bilateral versus single thoracic artery coronary revascularization in patients with reoperation or over 80 years of age ? J Cardiac Surg 2004;19:511-515.

46.  Balaram S, Sherrid MV, DeRose JJ, Jr., Hillel Z, Winson G, Swistel DG. Beyond extended myomectomy for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: The resection-plication-release repair. Ann Thorac Surg 2005;80:217-223.

47.  Toumpoulis IK, Anagnostopoulos CE, DeRose JJ, Swistel DG. Risk factors for sepsis or endocarditis and long-term survival following coronary artery bypass grafting. World J Surg 2005;29:621-8. 

48.  Toumpoulis IK, Anagnostopoulos CE, DeRose JJ, Swsitel DG. The impact of deep sternal wound infection on long-term survival after coronary artery bypass grafting. Chest  2005;127:464-71.

49.  Swsitel, DG, DeRose JJ, Jr., Sherrid MV. Management of patients with complex hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: Resection, Plication, Release. Operative Techniques in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery 2004;9(4):261-7.

50.   Toumpoulis IK, Papakostas JC, Matsagas MI, Malamou-Mitsi VD, Pappa LS, Drossos GE, DeRose JJ, Anagnostopoulos CE. Superiority of early relative to late ischemic preconditioning in spinal cord protection after descending thoracic aortic occlusion. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg  2004;128:724-30.

51.   Toumpoulis IK, Anagnostopoulos CE, Balaram S, Swsitel DG, Ashton RC, Jr.,  DeRose JJ, Jr. Does bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting increase long-term survival ? Ann Thorac Surg 2006;81:599-607.

52.  Toumpoulis IK, Anagnostopolous CE, Katritsis DG, DeRose JJ, Jr., Swistel DG. The impact of preoperative thrombolysis on long-term survival after coronary artery bypass grafting. Circulation  2005;112[suppl I]:I-351-I-357.

53.  Toumpoulis IK, Anagnostopolous CE, DeRose JJ, Jr., Swistel DG. Does EuroSCORE predict length of stay and specific postoperative complications after coronary artery bypass grafting. Int Journal of Cardiology 2005;105:19-25.

54.   Toumpoulis IK, Anagnostopoulos CE, Toumpoulis SK, DeRose JJ, Jr., Swistel DG. EuroSCORE predicts long-term mortality after heart valve surgery. Ann Thorac Surg 2005;79:1902-8.

55.  Joshi S, Herzog E, DeRose JJ, Jr., Kasaryan H, Singh V, Steinberg S. Anterior wall myocardial infarction in a young male with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and myocardial bridging. Clin Cardiol 2005;28:491. 

56.  Ro CY, Toumpoulis IK, Ashton RC Jr, Imielinska C, Jebara T, Shin SH, Zipkin JD, McGinty JJ. Todd GJ, DeRose JJ Jr. A novel drill set for the enhancement and assessment of robotic surgical performance. Studies in Health Technology & Informatics 2005;111:418-21.

57.  Ro CY, Toumpoulis IK, Ashton RC Jr, Jebara T, Schulman C, Todd GJ, DeRose JJ Jr, McGinty JJ. The LapSim: a learning environment for both experts and novices. Studies in Health Technology & Informatics 2005;111:414-7.

58.   Ro CY, DeRose JJ, Jr., Connery CP, Balaram SK, Ashton RC, Jr. Three-year experience with totally endoscopic robotic thymectomy. Innovations 2006;2:111-114.

59.  Toumpoulis IK, Anagnostopoulos CE, Ioannidis JP, Toumpoulis SK, Chamogeorgakis T, Swistel DG, DeRose JJ. The importance of independent risk factors for long-term mortality prediction after cardiac surgery. European J Clinical Investigation 2006;36:599-607.




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